An extremely interesting underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far in the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships continue to be a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the mission of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and also to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in such a manner in symbiosis with all the boats it is no longer possible to distinguish the original color of these ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to ease the entry of professional divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae that were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Evidence that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective get more info and have positive effects in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.